I started this year with the best of intentions, I was going to watch less tv and instead I was going to blog more, make more and be generally more productive. Clearly I haven't been doing as well as I would have liked to! I decided to put my clothes sewing on hold for a… Continue reading The Best Laid Plans
Ever since I started to learn to sew I've wanted to sew my own clothes. I've managed to successfully make a couple of things but I'm not confident in my clothes sewing skills despite being reasonably confident on my sewing machine. This year I am determined to expand my me made wardrobe and to expand… Continue reading Sewing Goals
For most of 2015 I was a bad blogger. I had so little brain power that managing to get crafty was a trial, writing about it was impossible! This year I'm determined to be different! I've realised that the biggest thing holding me back is the dreaded goggle box so this year I'm going on… Continue reading Sewing Softies
Having a nosey on Pinterest the other night I came across triangle pouches! This was a total revelation to me, they are super cute and not too much different in construction to the wee zipper pouches I had made before. With help from this tutorial from Crafty Gemini I put together this cute pouch. I… Continue reading Triangle Pouch!
After my marvellous success with the beautifully fitting Jade Skirt I decided that maybe it was time to make a foray into dressmaking. One of the things that has put me off in the past is that I'm a totally bizarre size. I'm not much taller than 5ft but I have long legs for my… Continue reading DIY Dress Form
Some years ago, when I was new to this whole sewing lark, I was browsing the Internet for ideas. I needed easy sewing projects that wouldn't break the bank. One of the most inspiring I found was this clutch bag made from the sleeve of an old suit jacket. I loved the look of it… Continue reading Suits Into Bags!
I forgot just how much I love sewing! Up until recently I had been concentrating on crochet (which I really love too!) and sewing had taken a bit of a back seat in my crafting life. I think a combination of small children and a very cold sewing room have seen me curled up more… Continue reading Sewing Love